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GENEVA, 15 July 2014 - The lack of privacy for women in emergency shelters – managed by men - following the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami was cited today as an example of how gender issues can be overlooked in disaster risk management as civil society took centre stage at preparatory talks in Geneva on the Third UN World Conference on Disaste…
GENEVA, 16 October 2014 – The vital role that women play in reducing disaster risk is being increasingly recognized, Members of Parliament from 141 countries have been told at a major international forum of legislators. The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, Ms Margareta Wahlström, in a message to the Inter-Par…